CAFTA and Agriculture and Rural Development

Research Program

  • Simulation: with a new class of macro-micro economy-wide models developed at IFPRI that are linked to detailed household-level information in order to identify and characterize gainers and losers of CAFTA;
  • Market chain analyses: to identify constraints on capturing new market opportunities and appropriate policies to overcome these while linking small farmers to these markets;
  • An analysis of alternative public investments: to assess their potential role during the transition period;
  • Simulation of the impact of different transition policies and public investments and assess whether they would be sufficient to achieve their goals.

Besides policy-relevant research, the project will involve significant capacity building and dissemination components through regional technical workshops with the local teams and direct technical support from the project partners; and regional consultation workshops and seminars with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the duration of the project.